School pupils across Orkney will have received provisional SQA results for their assessments earlier this week, and if your results are not what you expected, don’t panic you still have options – and there are experts on hand to help you navigate the next part of your journey.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) are extending their results support this year and Careers Advisers are now waiting to answer calls and provide support to young people, their parents and carers.
If you, or your child, needs some help with provisional results they can call the SDS Helpline on 0800 917 8000, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. This number will be open until Monday 9 August to discuss provisional results and what they mean.
Further support will be available from Tuesday 10 August in relation to course vacancies, clearing, advice about apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering and staying on at school. Keep an eye out for more information nearer the time.
If you would rather speak to someone familiar, you can also contact Careers Advisers from the local SDS team in Kirkwall. You can get in touch with them by calling (01856) 872 460 or emailing email@example.com. You can also find them on Facebook @SDS Orkney.
You can find further advice on My World of Work.